National Parks: The American Experience

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University of Nebraska Press, 1987 - National parks and reserves - 335 pages
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Interpretative history of the national parks system proposing the establishment of national parks evolved out of a need to fulfill cultural rather than environmental needs, and examining the problems of maintaining the character and integrity of parks.

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Excellent history of the parks, most especially the early years. Read full review


Management in Transition
Ideals and Controversies of Expansion
Decision in Alaska

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Alfred Runte, an environmental historian based in Seattle, is the author of "National Parks: The American Experience" (1979; rev. ed., 1987), also published by the University of Nebraska Press.

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